If you want to keep your crochet work gap-free and straight from the edges, turning chains can be one of the problems. So, try a great alternative of turning chains by learning how to stacked single crochet with this step-by-step tutorial for all skill levels. It is as easy as if you are crocheting the chains. So, let’s get started!
What is stacked single crochet?
The Stacked Single Crochet is a technique used to get the height of a stitch at starting of a new row by crocheting two single crochet stitches, one of which stands first.
It is used mostly for double crochet but can also be used for taller stitches by increasing the number of single crochet stitches.
But why do we need stacked single crochet if we already have the turning chain method? There are many reasons stacked single crochet is famously used as an alternative to turning chains. It will not produce the gap you see between the thin chains and the main double crochet at the start.
It also provides a more upright and polished edge. The stitch is almost identical in size and appearance to other stitches in the row, contributing to smoother, straighter lines, especially when working in rows rather than rounds.
How to Crochet Stacked Single Crochet
Are you ready to learn the stacked single crochet? Let’s start with the pictures and written instructions:
- After completing a row, turn the work.
- DO NOT crochet turning chains in the beginning.
- Instead, Insert your hook into the first stitch, yarn over, and pull up a loop.
- Yarn over and pull through both loops on the hook. This will now look similar to a single crochet stitch, but we aren’t done yet.
- Step 3: Insert your hook into the left vertical leg of the previous single crochet, yarn over, and pull up a loop.
- Step 4: Yarn over again and pull through both loops on the hook. You have now completed your Stacked Single Crochet. This is called the stacked single crochet for the double crochet. For treble crochet, you will crochet one more standing single crochet stitch.